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    My Accuquilt GO just gave up on me.. Boo Hoo....

    My Go died on me a week ago.. Ive been moping and trying to find another one locally.
    The crank broke- makes a horrible sound when I try to crank the handle.. Boo Hoo..The LQS has them at the Regular retail price over $300 and my Joannes no longer carries them..grrrr... Hubby has told me on numerous occasions to send it in-get it fixed.. I just couldnt justify spending the money on shipping and since it was out of warranty - almost five years old- that id have to pay for the fix... All I kept thinking is why spend the $ then to find out it cant be fixed when I can get a new one online for $199. Well after hearing hubby suggest to send it in after each of my gripes - I finally did on Friday..

    And today a NEW one came in the mail.. lil sneak bought me a new one when my old one broke.. So now - god willing - if they can fix the old one, ill have a backup Go as well...

    Ive got my scrap piles waiting until tomorrow.. Figured Id wash ALL his laundry since my darling bought me a new GO....Only seemed fair.. lol..

    Happy Quilting everyone...

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    I used one for the 1st time this weekend. Now I need to find $200 to buy one. They are amazing!!!
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    How sweet! He was sneaky wasn't he.
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    What a honey..

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    Your hubby is definitely a keeper.
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    You better keep that DH...they're hard to find!! Congratulations!
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    wow what a great DH. hope you gave him a big old hug and kiss for that one
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    I would have bought the Sizzix Big shot instead! That way you could use MORE dies!

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    I love my go and studio cutters!! You have a great hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    My Go died on me a week ago.. Ive been moping and trying to find another one locally.
    The crank broke- makes a horrible sound when I try to crank the handle.. Boo Hoo..The LQS has them at the Regular retail price over $300 and my Joannes no longer carries them..grrrr... Hubby has told me on numerous occasions to send it in-get it fixed.. I just couldnt justify spending the money on shipping and since it was out of warranty - almost five years old- that id have to pay for the fix... All I kept thinking is why spend the $ then to find out it cant be fixed when I can get a new one online for $199. Well after hearing hubby suggest to send it in after each of my gripes - I finally did on Friday..

    And today a NEW one came in the mail.. lil sneak bought me a new one when my old one broke.. So now - god willing - if they can fix the old one, ill have a backup Go as well...

    Ive got my scrap piles waiting until tomorrow.. Figured Id wash ALL his laundry since my darling bought me a new GO....Only seemed fair.. lol..

    Happy Quilting everyone...
    What a sweetheart he is! And a little sneaky too - but in a good way! Take good care of him he is a keeper!

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    what a great hubby

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    Better bake him a big ol cho cake with hersheys kisses on it for that one.
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    Quilters' hubbys are the best!

    Last Christmas my hubby bought me the GO with more dies than I will ever be able to use in this lifetime....but I will have fun trying. I wondered how long a GO would hold up.....5 years is pretty good! So glad your hubby got you a new one....and yes as quilters we always like to have a "spare" just in case!

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    That's the best kind of sneaky!

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    I would have bought the big shot too, they are much more sturdy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I would have bought the big shot too, they are much more sturdy
    Mr Sneaky wouldn't even know what the BIG SHOT was for a quilter... IM just very elated he was thoughtful enough to surprise me with a new GO.. and thanks to him I will have TWO !! yay

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    My cousin has the Big Shot, she scrapbooks. Her's broke last month and it's newer then my Go. One thing about Accuquilt, all the dies are made with quilts in mind. It would be ideal to use all the die cut machines before deciding but that is almost impossible.
    Got fabric?

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    Get a Sizzix Big Shot. They're supposedly much sturdier than the Go when it comes to the handles. At least I've read that's an issue with the Go. Good luck
    Kathy

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    love love love ...my go!!! and I didn't need a hubby to get one either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulettepoe View Post
    love love love ...my go!!! and I didn't need a hubby to get one either.
    Its amazing how much I missed it when it was broken..I knew i used it a lot. now I realize just how much..lol.. Im glad HE paid for it tho.. 'cause that just leaves me with more spending money.. YAY..

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